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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center

 

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State Bar Offices Close, Work Continues: Bar leadership was informed that a staff member has tested positive with COVID-19. To ensure the safety of all staff, members and the public, our office will be closed through April 13 while a deep clean takes place. Bar operations will continue remotely. We appreciate your understanding. Questions? Give us a call at 602.340.7239.

 


As risks and uncertainties associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase, the State Bar of Arizona is committed to keeping its staff, members, and the public safe. The State Bar will actively track developments and public health recommendations regarding the outbreak and will adjust its operations accordingly.

Leadership will take the measures necessary to ensure the Bar will continue to operate and deliver the quality services our members and the public have come to expect. However, spread of the Coronavirus may require we adjust the way we interact with you.

Currently, State Bar offices in Phoenix and Tucson will maintain regular business hours. However, for the foreseeable future all meetings will be conducted via teleconference. In-person CLE offerings have been cancelled or postponed while online/webinar programs remain available.

We suggest you visit this page frequently to stay informed. Updates will be made in real time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Important Updates

March 27, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

State Bar Offices Close, Work Continues: Bar leadership was informed that a staff member has tested positive with COVID-19. To ensure the safety of all staff, members and the public, our office will be closed through April 13 while a deep clean takes place. Bar operations will continue remotely. We appreciate your understanding. Questions? Give us a call at 602.340.7239.

March 26, 2020, 9:12 a.m.

Clerk of the Superior Court in Maricopa County announces measures to promote the safety, access and sustainability of essential public services during the declared public health emergency. The public can stay current about any adjustments to Clerk of Court services by visiting their Coronavirus Alert page on their website regularly.

March 24, 2020, 2:44 p.m.

Governor Ducey today issued Executive Order 2020-14 delaying the enforcement of eviction action orders for renters impacted by COVID-19. The order applies to renters who are quarantining due to COVID-19 or are facing economic hardship as a result of the outbreak. It will remain in effect for 120 days. 

March 23, 2020, 5:40 p.m.

Maricopa County Superior Court Presiding Judge Welty entered Administrative Order 2020-043 pertaining to the court's operations during COVID-19. You can stay up to date on court operations for the duration of the public health emergency here.

March 20, 2020, 4:10 p.m.

The Arizona Supreme Court has issued three Administrative orders. AO 2020-49 extends the court staff interpreter credentialing deadline (affecting AOs 2016-02 and 2019-83); AO 2020-50 adopts new requirements for defensive driving live classes during a public health emergency; and AO 2020-51 authorizes a modification of Court Rules during a public health emergency. Stay up to date with court announcements and the AOC's updates here.

March 20, 2020, 1:19 p.m.

The Pima County Bar has announced changes in its operations, updated its event/meeting schedules, and providing resources for members. Visit pimacountybar.org for updates and information.

The Pima County Juvenile Court Resource Center is temporarily closed, effective immediately. For Court legal form access please visit www.sc.pima.gov and navigate to the "Self-Service Forms" tab or http://www.pcjcc.pima.gov/ and navigate to the "Forms" tab.

March 18, 2020, 4:27 p.m.

Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel issued Administrative Order 2020-48 authorizing limitation of court operations during a public health emergency (replacing AO 2020-47). Stay up to date with court announcements and the AOC's updates here.

March 17, 2020, 12:38 p.m.

In response to the COVID-19 virus all judges at the Pima County Consolidated Court are waiving the defendant's appearance for all matters where they have attorney representation except for the following: Pleas and Sentencing.

March 17, 2020, 11:17 a.m.

Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge issues Administrative Order 2020-01-PDJ that authorizes the filing of documents by email through March 31, 2020.

March 16, 2020, 5:29 p.m.

Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel issued Administrative Order 2020-47 providing Arizona's courts and the public with direction on court operations in response to COVID-19. The Administrative Office of the Courts has created a COVID-19 information page. Stay up to date with the AOC's updates here.

March 16, 2020, 4:53 p.m.

The State Bar's Practice 2.0 is available to help with your practice management, particularly those arising during the Coronavirus pandemic. Consultations will be virtual and via phone. Call 602.340.7332 to schedule a consultation.

March 13, 2020, 5:55 p.m.

Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts issues statement on COVID-19. Offers information regarding court operations, programs, jury service and hearings. Read full statement.

March 13, 2020, 12:52 p.m.

Arizona Supreme Court issues Administrative Order 2020-44. Judicial Review of Public Health Emergency Orders to Control Communicable or Infectious Diseases (Replacing Administrative Order No. 2020-41).

Arizona Supreme Court issues Administrative Order 2020-45. Suspension of Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Time Requirements Due to a Public Health Emergency (Replacing Administrative Order No. 2020-42).

March 13, 2020, 8:30 a.m.

State Bar President Brian Y. Furuya issues statement to members via email informing them of Continuity of Operations Plan.

March 12, 2020, 5 p.m.

State Bar announces Continuity of Operations Plan. Will temporarily reduce onsite staff footprint for two weeks, beginning March 16. All meetings will be conducted via teleconference. Online/webinar CLE attendance encouraged. In-person CLE under review.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Meetings, Events & CLE

If a meeting or event you have registered for or confirmed to attend is listed below, a State Bar team member will contact you with further details or instructions.

Check back regularly for real-time updates on State Bar meetings and AZCLE®.


Cancelled

  • May 12: State Bar of Arizona Course on Professionalism
  • April 27: Bench and Bar Spring Program
  • April 9: Appellate Section Meetings, Phoenix and Tucson
  • April 8: Real Property Section Meeting, Tucson
  • April 3: Bar Leadership Institute Session
  • March 28: 2020 Arizona High School Mock Trial State Tournament - Questions? 602.340.7235

Change of Venue

  • March 30: MAP Task Force Meeting - Now a telephonic meeting

No Change

  • April 14: CLE, Have You heard? The Ethical Rules May be Changing - Webcast Only, No Onsite Registration
  • April 3: CLE, Leadership & Communication for Lawyers - Webcast Only, No Onsite Registration
  • March 25: CLE, Drafting Wills in Indian Country - Webcast Only, No Onsite Registration

Rescheduled

  • May 1: CLE, Arizona Creditor Debtor Law Symposium - October 8
  • April 23: CLE, Commercial Real Estate Practice Essentials Series: Litigation, Entitlements ... - September 29
  • April 22: CLE, Time Management, The Art of Being Productive... - October 13
  • April 16: CLE, Improve Your Practice Before State Agency Tribunals - September 9
  • March 23-27: CLE, Destination CLE 2020 Big Island - New Dates: December 7-11, Questions? 505.453.6308

Postponed - Future Date(s) to be Determined 

  • Sept. 1: CLE, Family Law Firsts: Legal Decision-Making & Parenting Time
  • June 1: CLE, Family Law Firsts: Spousal Maintenance & Child Support
  • May 14: CLE, Civil Litigation in the Modern World
  • May 2: Wills for Heroes
  • May 1: CLE, 2020 Advanced Issues in Probate, Trust Law and Estate Planning
  • Apr 28: BLS, Legal Specialization Exam for Bankruptcy Law
  • April 16: CLE, Content Based Restrictions on Animal Agriculture
  • April 15: CLE, The Neuropsychiatric Consequences of mTBI ...
  • April 15: CLE, Therapeutic Treatment of Neurological and Neurocognitive Injuries
  • April 15: CLE, Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law
  • Apr 11: BLS, Legal Specialization Exams for Estate & Trust, Family, Real Estate and Workers Compensation Law
  • April 11: Wills for Heroes
  • April 10: CLE, Effective Oral Advocacy
  • April 10: CLE, Legal TV Tucson
  • April 9: CLE, Where Worlds Collide, Intersection of BK and Family Law
  • April 7: CLE, Ethics Cafe, ER 1.3 Diligence
  • April 1: CLE, Family Law Firsts Series
  • March 31: CLE, TV Legal
  • Mar 28: BLS, Legal Specialization Exam for Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law
  • March 28: Wills for Heroes
  • March 27: CLE, A Walk Down Memory Lane
  • March 26: CLE, Trial Skills for Juvenile Law Attorneys
  • March 20: CLE, Can't We All Just Get Along ... Special Education Law
  • March 18: CLE, Practice Essentials: Lawyer Well Being ...

 


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